The Roar

Editorial: Why are schools the enforcers of the law?

James Kenney, Staff Writer

February 22, 2014

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Looking at my last editorial about the slew of drug busts over at Dominion, I began to think about why school systems across America enforce the law. In the case over at Dominion, a mom who found a small bag of her son’s cocaine took the bag and a list of names into Dominion’s administration to seek some form of disciplin...

Editorial: Fangirling is not a lethal weapon

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

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“OMG One Direction has a new video out. I have to watch it!”  “Someone hold me; we have to wait another two years for the next Sherlock season.”  “Great, now I have to get used to a new Doctor.”  “I can’t believe they killed another person off of Supernatural. I am never watching this show again.” ...

Editorial: My beef with Bieber and crazy beliebers

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

February 21, 2014

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I hate Justin Bieber’s “music.”  Ever since the spineless yes-men working in the upper tiers of the music industry decided it was a good idea to sign him and allow him to record and release the garbage he produces, the world has been exposed to Bieber seemingly non-stop.  In addition, people have been forced to deal with...

Editorial: How volunteering became mandatory

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2014

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   The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word ‘volunteer’ as a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Volunteer has often been synonymous with the words ‘good-will-by-choice.’ However, in recent years, the act of community service has become mandatory.  Colleges used to ...

Editorial: The land of avarice

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

February 19, 2014

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As James Truslow Adams put it best, the American Dream is the “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and full of everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” From his novel published in 1931, The Epic of America, Adams emphasizes the dream is not about wealth and greedine...

Editorial: An expensive cup of joe

Elizabeth O’Connell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

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Ah, yes the legendary “five dollar cup of coffee.”  The most widespread, largest coffee retailer, Starbucks, has been charging an insanely high amount for their drinks and products. Having higher prices than any other market, and higher than competitors such as, Caribou Coffee, McDonald’s Corporation, Nestle, and Dunk...

Editorial: The problem with FLEX

Jennifer Marks, Opinions & Editorials Editor

February 17, 2014

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Everyone has been in an uproar over the mandatory Silent Sustained Reading implemented in FLEX.  However, is having FLEX in the first place even beneficial? Other than in the allotted silent time to read, FLEX is loud and crowded. Hardly an optimal place to get work done, even though that is the whole point of FLEX. Loudou...

Editorial: Questionable legality

James Kenney, Staff Writer

February 16, 2014

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Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional. There, I said it. Yet despite my conservative, right sided point of view, I’m not one to call Obama a socialist because of Obamacare. The first reason Obamacare is unconstitutional is that you simply can’t force people to buy something. Yes, the Supreme ...

Editorial: Power to the people of any shape, size, or sexuality

Catie Willett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2014

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Within certain religions there are “rules” that believers are supposed to follow. One of the more notable “rules” or beliefs that has been called into question today is the question of “Is gay marriage acceptable?” One of the religions most commonly associated with the answer “No” is the Catholic Church. Alth...

Editorial: Quack Quack

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2014

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Most Americans are all for the Constitution. Throw in some freedom of speech and you’re golden. Add a pinch of racism and homophobia and you’ve got “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson in a nutshell. Robertson’s comments on homosexuality and race in a recent interview with GQ magazine have caused a storm of controver...

Editorial: RIP amendment number one

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

February 14, 2014

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“Duck Dynasty”, a reality show about “rednecks” from southern Louisiana who made it big in the duck call business, are a bigger hit than one might imagine, and judging by what the featured family members do and say on the show, it is easy to see that they are guided by Christianity in their everyday life. Phil, the pa...

Editorial: How the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry will be reborn in 2014

James Kenney, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014

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The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees have the most storied rivalry in Major League Baseball, stemming originally from a trade bringing Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees after the 1919 season. The two teams have had more benches-clearing brawls than they have had playoff meetings. The most recent brawl came during ...

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